Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22 Posted (13 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
Up front, I confess that I am fairly new at this. For most, I'm sure the following problem is no problem. But I need some sort of quick reference point that would keep me from getting AA MD-80's and F-100's mixed up when seen from the front.
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3404 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
eyebrow windows (the things small windows above the main windows). Md 80s have 'em, 100s don't. also, fokker 100 have long flap actuator housings while the md-80 has the ghetto-riffic dc-9 style ones. also, all AA md-80s seem to have black radoms, except the ex-reno air ones, which are all white, not silver, and the TWA ones, which, well, still say TWA.
Zsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
I tell ya, for a problem like this airliners.net is the perfect website. Look at the pictures of both airplanes and notice the differences yourself. Not just fokkers and MD 80s look at any others that confuse you. Airbus airplanes used to confuse the hell out of me. The more time u spend at it the better you will get.
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
Simple from the front, isn't it? MD80's have a windshield glass panel on the centerline and F100s don't. In other words, an MD80s cockpit glass has an odd number of panes and the F100 has an even number. (Hope I'm right about that.)